JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- On Election Day, constituents will have the option to vote for Romney-Ryan or Obama-Biden, but it turns out, an option that isn't even on the ballot could actually win the White House.
They're two tickets, two parties, and two different plans to run the country, but Action News has learned there is a chance Vice President Joe Biden could wind up working under Mitt Romney.
Yes, that's right; a country under Romney-Biden. How so, you ask?
"In the case of a tie on the presidential level, the House of Representatives decides by delegation," explains UNF Political Science professor Matthew Corrigan.
It's unlikely but in the case of a tie between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the Electoral College, under the constitution's 12th amendment, it would bump the presidential pick to the House of Representatives, likely to remain Republican in this year's election, selecting Romney.
The vice presidential pick would then fall in the lap of the senate, likely to remain Democratic, selecting Biden.
Jacksonville voters appear to be mixed as to how they feel about this possibility.
"It would be good because actually both candidates can bring something to the table," said Barbara Williams.
"I think it would probably be a really bad idea," said voter Kenneth Angell. "That'd be a mismatch. I don't think it would work."
It may sound impossible, but history proves it can, in fact ,happen. In 1824, a lack of majority in the Electoral College sent the decision to congress, who elected John Quincy Adams over Andrew Jackson. But could history repeat itself?
"I don't think it's probable but it is possible, because of the number of swing states still in contention," said Corrigan.